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Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story – ABC News

A judge rules the reputation of Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys was not damaged following an ABC program that exposed animal cruelty and wastage in the industry.

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The boss of Racing NSW has lost a defamation case over an ABC expose on animal cruelty and wastage in the industry.
Key points:

  • Peter V’Landys argued he should have seen abattoir footage before or during his interview
  • He claimed the story damaged his reputation as a racing industry regulator 
  • Justice Wigney denied all four imputations were defamatory 

Peter V’landys sued the broadcaster in the Federal Court over a 7.30 episode titled The Final Race, which revealed retired racehorses were being slaughtered…

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